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Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:18 pm

A couple more that have me stumped, seen along the R407 north of Prins Albert (not sure whether this is considered Karoo or Klein Karoo?) on 6 October 2009. And also I had inadvertently — have NO idea how :roll: — set my camera for tungsten exposure, hence the "blue wash" on these pix :redface: :evil:

This I would have thought might be a chat or flycatcher, except that there is no "edging" on the wings and the chest appears too pale for the Karoo chat?
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by HannoLangenhoven » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:35 am

Photo 1 and Photo 2 is a Karoo Chat. I am fairly certain of this.

The light underside indicates te Chat in the two photos.

I did change the light on my computer but I am struggling to get the pictures to show on the forum. The photos are uploaded to Flickr. Is it possible to share the Flickr link so the photos show in the forum?

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:46 pm

Many, many thanks, Hanno, for your above-and-beyond efforts with my pix — and for your definitive IDs.

Those were the last of my "mystery birds" from my recent trip, and I find that I have added another 11 lifers to my list :dance:
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Unread post by Tilandi » Sun May 08, 2011 9:37 pm

Is this a Grey Tit-flycatcher? Seen at the Karoo National Park on the 9th of April.
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Unread post by pantera leo » Mon May 09, 2011 7:56 am

Hi Tilandi you don't get the Grey-Tit Flycatcher down there so I'll say it's a Karoo Chat.

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Unread post by Tilandi » Mon May 09, 2011 11:24 am

Hi Pantera leo, I saw that and was wondering about it. Thank you :)
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Unread post by Tilandi » Thu May 26, 2011 10:57 pm

More Karoo NP birds seen in April.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Niall » Fri May 27, 2011 7:13 am

The first one looks like a Karoo Chat.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:45 pm

Is this perchance a sicklewinged chat? Seen 12 September 2011 at Karoo NP.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Ladybirder » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:36 pm

Arks, I am not 100% sure but what about the Karoo Chat the upper back and neck is more greyish

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by pantera leo » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:42 pm

I also agree with Ladybirder, Karoo Chat based on the markings of the tail.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by arks » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:13 pm

Thanks, Ladybirder and pantera leo. I thought that the wings were too brown for Karoo chat, but the white on the tail does seem "conclusive" :wink: Chats, larks and pipits continue to baffle me :roll: :wall:
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Chat, Karoo

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon May 07, 2012 11:17 am

Karoo National Park

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:01 pm

Hello Guys

Just came back from Tankwa, and got a few unknowns to tick off

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:20 pm

[quote="Gilbertr14"]Hello Guys

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